the merits of chocolate for breakfast

Author: angiem, 11 06th, 2009

This post has nothing to do with the scientific, lab tested benefits of the consumption of this delicious thing.  First of all, I highly doubt that any dietician in their right mind would advise chocolate for breakfast.  And truth be told, the recommended food pyramid works for me on most days.

Second, there are many books waiting on my nightstand and magazines on my coffee table that are eagerly awaiting their turn in the spotlight of my attention, for me to be so callous as to read a scientific journal.  So, although I hear every once in a while that chocolate is good for the heart (and the brain??), I prefer to believe it without checking the facts.

I really cannot think of a better food than chocolate.  Chocolate for breakfast is good for the soul.  I’m ridden by guilt about most things (I can be a better wife, a better mother, a better daughter, a better sister, a better friend, a better neighbor… you get where this is going), however, I refuse to be ridden by guilt over chocolate.  It’s too perfect for it, and it always treats me so well.  On the days that I eat it, everyone and everything appears more interesting somehow.

I have several friends who do not like chocolate, and this I cannot understand.  There must be some flaw in their taste buds.  That is my only explanation.  I don’t complain.  These are the best kind of friends to go out to breakfast or dessert with.  They may roll their eyes at my chocolate chip pancakes or my chocolate souffle, but they won’t ask for a taste.  More for me.  And that is always the way I like it.

Have a fun weekend everyone.  And have a bit of chocolate for breakfast.  You can have it in pancakes, on crepes, on bread, or just by itself!  You’ll see what I mean.

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20 Responses to “the merits of chocolate for breakfast”

  1. Bebe Says:

    Hi. I followed the trail to you from a comment you left on A Bloomsbury Life. I’m thinking this blogging world is so interesting. Great post. I’m a fan of chocolate too :).

  2. Jena Says:

    I promise that when we meet for breakfast I won’t even glance at your plate. I’ll just trust your judgement and order the same. Great weekend to you!


    My ultimate-decadent-chocolate-breakfast-indulgence….left over chocolate-on-chocolate Birthday cake, tossed in the toaster oven, with a slab of butter to melt across the top!

    Damn!..there’s nothing better than burnt and buttered Birthday cake. ;P

  4. Susan R. Mills Says:

    My husband doesn’t like chocolate. I always had a hard time understanding that. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Renee Khan Says:

    Okay friends who don’t like chocolate? Can you trust them? har har

    Angie I am so sorry to hear that your Mom has cancer, love her every day. Every single day I am sure that she appreciates you.

    Renee xoxo

  6. Mary-Laure Says:

    Chocolate rocks. Enough said.

  7. Jessica Says:

    As a chocolate addict, I completely agree with this post!! :-)

  8. Rachel Aron Says:

    I agree with your post, si mi-ai facut pofta de ciocolata acuma! :) I especially love the part where you talk about the individuals that do not like chocolate, haha, more for us!
    Great post!

  9. Bridgette Says:

    Angie, when people tell me that they don’t like chocolate, instantly I can’t trust them. They must be nuts, or they have never had gooood chocolate.
    My current favorite is Dove dark, straight out of the freezer. Easily accessible and affordable.
    Thank you so much for the comment you left me, this problem is so heartbreaking.

  10. Stephanie Faris Says:

    I love chocolate, but I think the chocolate that’s good for you is actually dark chocolate. And I don’t care for it.

  11. Secretia Teller Says:

    I’m making some hot chocolate right now thanks to you!

    Secretia (Secret Story Time)

  12. Diane Says:

    Amen sister! More for me that ’s what I say. :O)

  13. Karen@SurvivingMotherhood Says:

    “but they won’t ask for a taste”
    I love it!!!!!

    I recently was visiting a widowed friend who offered me a piece of delicious chocolate bundt cake. When I asked her what the occasion was for her to make the cake, she said, “Oh, I needed something to eat for breakfast.”
    I think the two of you would be good friends! *grin*

  14. Deb Says:

    I like it. Chocolate with my coffee-what a great way to start the day!

  15. Miss Cavendish Says:

    I go through chocolate cycles and have just left one!

  16. audrey Says:

    you know my mom taught us to work hard and to play hard, so i take my good time very seriously. chocolate for breakfast are for folks who want the good things right away… why wait i say;)

    love this idea, i do it too. i have ice cream too for breakfast, something about savoring that thing you are not supposed to be doing…

  17. angiem Says:

    Just so you all know, I don’t eat chocolate all day long. In fact I try to stick as close to the food pyramid as I can on most days. But a little indulgence here and there only makes living more pleasant, wouldn’t you say?

  18. Ruth Says:

    Funny, I just had a dark chocolate bar for breakfast the other day, I was craving it and had to have it. I don’t feel like having it regularly, but I love dark and bittersweet chocolate. Yum.

  19. Brittany Says:

    I am just about to remove ghiradelli double chocolate brownies from my oven….hmmm….oh the smell. It’s the weekend and for two days, I allow myself some sugar:).

  20. angiem Says:

    Brittany, you’re smart! I need to do something like that too.

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